Story: Development assistance and humanitarian aid

VSA in the New Hebrides

VSA in the New Hebrides

New Zealand teacher Vivienne Fergusson, working for Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA), teaches her students Māori action songs in the New Hebrides in 1974. Her school was at Aoba in the New Hebrides (now known as Vanuatu). At the time Fergusson was one of almost 100 volunteers working for VSA in the Pacific and South-East Asia.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1974/0036

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

John Overton, 'Development assistance and humanitarian aid - Increasing aid, 19th century to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 October 2021)

Story by John Overton, published 20 Jun 2012